King Charles III becomes Patron of Churches Conservation Trust

17 May 2024

We are delighted to confirm that His Majesty King Charles III will retain Patronage of the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) following a review of the Patronages of The late Queen, The former Prince of Wales and The former Duchess of Cornwall. 

Greg Pickup, Chief Executive of CCT says: “We are deeply honoured that His Majesty the King has agreed to continue being Patron of the Churches Conservation Trust. The endorsement of a Royal Patronage means a great deal to our supporters, volunteers and donors and shines a light on the importance of historic churches in the English landscape.”

CCT was established in 1969 as the Redundant Churches Fund, a unique partnership of church, state and charity which was the result of tireless campaigning by a pioneering group of 1960s church heritage enthusiasts. The charity came into being via the Church of England's Pastoral Measure of 1968, approved by Parliament.


Image credit: Hugo Burnand & The Royal Family